Skip to content

Burrows out for ‘couple of weeks’ with possible leg injury

Oct 5, 2013, 2:08 PM EST

Alex Burrows Getty Images

Vancouver Canucks coach John Tortorella was optimistic that Alex Burrows would be able to play tonight despite missing Friday’s practice, but it looks like the news is significantly worse than initially hoped.

“[Burrows will] be out for a couple of weeks,” Tortorella said via the Canucks’ Twitter feed.

Burrows is believed to have sustained a leg injury while blocking a shot on Thursday. He was seen limping badly after the loss.

For now, the Canucks plan to use an extra defenseman rather than call up a forward. Burrows’ blend of physical play and offensive contributions would be missed under any circumstances, but it’s all the more troubling because of their potential depth issues. Tortorella wasn’t happy with the Vancouver Canucks’ fourth line and consequently used it sparingly during the Canucks’ opener.

Vancouver’s game against the Edmonton Oilers will start at 10:00 p.m. ET.

Latest Posts
  1. Steve Ott offers advice for Stars’ Ryan Garbutt

    Dec 28, 2014, 10:30 AM EST

    ryangarbuttgetty Getty Images

    The Dallas forward has been suspended three times in two seasons.

  2. Canucks recall defenseman Sanguinetti from Utica

    Dec 28, 2014, 9:45 AM EST

    Arizona Coyotes v Vancouver Canucks Arizona Coyotes v Vancouver Canucks

    Expected to serve as an extra defenseman as the Canucks visit the Ducks.

  3. Video: Red-hot power play key to Kings’ recent success

    Dec 28, 2014, 1:59 AM EST

    Darryl Sutter AP

    Darryl Sutter must like what he sees with the advantage.

  4. Lucic: Players have to step up for struggling Bruins

    Dec 27, 2014, 11:47 PM EST

    Milan Lucic Michel Cormier AP

    Some controversy in this game, too.

  5. WATCH LIVE: Sharks at Kings (10 p.m. ET)

    Dec 27, 2014, 9:46 PM EST

    San Jose Sharks v Los Angeles Kings Getty Images

    These teams, as we all know, don’t care for each other.

  6. WATCH LIVE: Capitals at Penguins (7:30 p.m. ET)

    Dec 27, 2014, 7:00 PM EST

    Washington Capitals v Pittsburgh Penguins Getty Images

    Starting to tighten up in the Eastern Conference standings.

  7. Wild place Backstrom (illness) on IR

    Dec 27, 2014, 6:26 PM EST

    Minnesota Wild v Phoenix Coyotes Getty Images

    Minnesota has recalled John Curry.

Featured video

Holiday wish lists for NHL teams
Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. B. Bishop (2670)
  2. C. Perry (2506)
  3. B. Elliott (1955)
  4. S. Weiss (1939)
  5. S. Crosby (1674)
  1. N. Kronwall (1604)
  2. J. Howard (1591)
  3. J. Schwartz (1587)
  4. S. Varlamov (1578)
  5. J. Halak (1538)